This is the advanced version of PHIL2655, with separate tutorials and assessment. Students will apply advanced philosophical methods to issues concerning how we should live our lives. This unit surveys theories of which goals are good and which actions are right. Must we act for the greater good, or is it ok to show a special concern for our friends? Can we be justified in harming some people to help others? Can small benefits to many people justify imposing a great loss on a few? Is there an objective fact about what is morally right, or is morality subjective or relative?
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2000wd advanced research essay (40%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (40%), 1x500wd research presentation (10%), tutorial presentation (10%)
PHIL2617 or PHIL2663 or 12 credit points at 2000 level in PhilosophyProhibitions